ALBD - linear bellows drive
Our ALBD series
Linear bellows drives (ALBDs) are a range of cost-effective UHV bellows-sealed devices that provide smooth and precise linear motion solutions. With that in mind, they’re perfect for low-load applications with 0.01mm linear resolution. As standard, they’re available on a 34mm (1.33") OD CF flange or there’s also a 70mm (2.75") OD CF flange option with a range of strokes (up to 150mm). They are ideal for everything from simple linear motion applications to precise positioning, e.g. beamline diagnostics.
The ALBD provides exceptional resolution (two times better than conventional units) and is manufactured and assembled to high tolerances. Its robust, quality materials include 316L bellows, offering a guaranteed minimum lifetime of 10,000 cycles. Furthermore, they’ll easily motorise in the field.
A simple user-friendly retrospective motor upgrade is also available. This includes home and limit switches for positional accuracy that can easily be removed for bake-out. The ALBD range offers four interchangeable actuation methods:
If you would like to discuss your project with our engineering team, please contact us.